2022 Summit Agenda

PTAB Bar Association Thought Leader Summit 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
USPTO, Madison Bldg. Auditorium
2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Agenda for the Thought Leader Summit is as follows:

Keynote Remarks from Acting Deputy Chief Judge Michael Tierney

Session 1 - Strategies after Denial of Institution or Final Written Decision
A look at strategies surrounding rehearsal requests, Director review, POP panels, Appeals, tips for remands, Arthrex tips. Use of EPR’s (e.g. considerations for filing, strategies on SNQ based on prior grounds, and whether BD factors apply)

Moderator:  Lissi Mojica, AnswersIP
Panel:         David Ruschke, Director CRU
                   Acting Senior Lead Judge Linda Horner, USPTO
                   Lead Judge Rae Lynn Guest, USPTO
                   Lora Green:  Wilson Sonsini
                   Karan Jhurani:  Fish & Richardson
                   Kara Specht:  Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Remarks from USPTO Director Kathi Vidal 
Session 2 Round Table Discussions - Director Vidal’s decisions and guidance since becoming the Director
This session will feature moderated interactive table discussions with APJs. 

Topics include:
Post-Grant Review
Real Parties-in-Interest
Motion to Amend
Sur-Reply Evidence
Fintiv Interim Guidance

Networking Reception in the Atrium of the USPTO